How 3-point prodigy Yarden Garzon made his way from Israel to Indiana women’s basketball

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Yarden Garzon, a freshman guard from Indiana, is more than 6,000 miles from her home in Ra’anana, Israel, but is finding a new home in the Hoosiers, where she thrives every week.

“Even though she’s a freshman from class to class, she doesn’t play like a freshman,” said Teri Moren, Indiana head coach.

“She doesn’t act like a newbie. She has a level of maturity that I don’t think I’ve had in a freshman my year – this is my 30th year as a coach.”

Just this week, Garzon was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after her performance at the Las Vegas Invitational, where she averaged 19 points, six rebounds and five assists with 50 percent from the floor.